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African Dreams

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13 Fraser Road | Fairview Heights, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Ranked #15 of 72 Somerset West B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here alone on a business trip for four nights. My client had booked the place for me, it was my first visit to South Africa, and I was expecting something clean and functional, nothing more. From the moment I stepped into the place (at about 8PM), it felt like a dream. It is actually a bungalow where the... More 

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West Sweden, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was our second time in South Africa and after this stay we want to go back as soon as possible, The rooms were very nice and was cleaned every day. The kitchen was fully equipped and we could have wonderful evenings in our garden outside our room with a stunning view to the False and Gordon Bay. Everyone was... More 

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african78087, Owner at African Dreams, responded to this review

Hi Marianne and Patrick What a pleasure it was to welcome the two of YOU to our home! You truly brought some wonderful 'Swedish mid-summer atmosphere' into AFRICAN DREAMS! We thoroughly enjoyed our super conversations and your delicious 'Yule' fare! Thank you for your positive review and we are so looking forward to welcoming you back again! Fondest regards, Peter... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The rooms are large and well provisioned. The food is good and plentiful. The hostess is amazing - thank you Vanessa - you are the epitome of a good hostess. The view - well let's say there are few views that good. Didn't use the free WiFi but that would have been most useful on other business trips.

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african78087, Owner at African Dreams, responded to this review

Hi Bronwen Thank you for finding the time in your busy schedule to write such a positive review for us. It was an absolute pleasure to 'be the epitome of a good hostess' - it is really easy as I truly LOVE doing what I do! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and our opulent breakfasts! We are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Wonderful establishment, immaculately kept and outstandingly warm hospitality. Highly recommended. A special thanks to Vanessa for being willing to go beyond her obligation to her guests in providing assistance where necessary/possible.

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african78087, Owner at African Dreams, responded to this review

Hey Mbeko Thank you for making the time in your busy schedule for writing a review for us! We are delighted that you experienced African Dreams as a wonderful establishment, found it immaculately kept and treasured our outstandingly warm hospitality and that you found it highly recommended! Thank you for your 'special thanks to me' for 'being willing to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

You have a separate entrance to your fully equipped appartment room - Kitchen, Bed, sofa, separate bathroom. All bright and clean. Breakfast is great and served on the big terrace. Stunning view down to False Bay where Beach Road is 5 min. drive away.

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african78087, Owner at African Dreams, responded to this review

Hi Ralf Thank you so much for the very positive review and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the rooms so comfortable. Our guests often remark how lovely, bright and 'friendly' our accommodation is. It was a pleasure to 'spoil' you with our special African Dreams gourmet breakfasts and it is very rewarding that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Stayed at this charming Guesthouse run by owners which give it a warm personal touch! Extremely friendly and warm hosts and establishment very clean and well taken care off. Can recommend for either business of pleasure.

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african78087, Owner at African Dreams, responded to this review

Hello Ettienne What a pleasure it was to host you at our guest house, which is also our home, and which we so very much love! It is truly super for us to open the doors to guests who are so appreciative and we thank you so much for your very positive review. We are keeping our freshly ground coffee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We spent a wonderful week with Vanessa and the polygon Peter - fantastic hosts. Knowledgeable about the Cape and consummate hosts. If you are looking for a central located place from which to explore the wine lands - this is the place for you. Highly recommended.

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african78087, Owner at African Dreams, responded to this review

Dear Chris and Joanne We are always happy to reflect the positive enthusiasm displayed by such well traveled and informed guest! We were honored by your visit. Many thanks for your very complimentary review; it was a pleasure and a privilege to be your hosts. We wish you well with your future plans and trust that we will indeed be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I have stayed with Vanessa and Peter on a few occasions and always look forward to my stay at the little gem that is Arican Dreams. The service, rooms and breakfasts are world class along with the warmth exuded by my wonderful hosts. I wouldn't stay anywhere else when I am down in the CT area. Andrew Bahlmamn Johannesburg

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african78087, Owner at African Dreams, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, wow what an amazing review by such a well versed and extensive traveler! Thank you so very much. Actually we just do that what we love doing and we are so blessed to share our home and guest house with wonderful and interesting people from S.A. and from all over the world! We are looking forward to your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Stunning property with stunning views. Stayed on a business trip but over the weekend. Good for both business and pleasure. Lovely hosts with lots of great breakfast! Would definitely stay there again on either a business or leisure trip.

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african78087, Owner at African Dreams, responded to this review

Dear 'Bagpusspurrs' Many thanks for your excellent review and we are happy that we could 'brighten up' a business trip over the weekend by introducing you to the 'African Dreams way' of enjoying the Cape! It is always a pleasure and fun to showcase South African fare, fresh fruit and special delicacies in our breakfast spread and we just love... More 

Siorac-en-Perigord, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We spent a wonderful 3 days in August and Vanessa was very helpful.The room was spotless when we arrived and the view really superb .We were very happy with our stay and Vanessa went the extra mile when we mislaid a few things. Highly recommended and we hope to return next year

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african78087, Owner at African Dreams, responded to this review

Dear Leon It was super to meet you and your 'great boys'! It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you were satisfied with the service that we offer. We always try and accommodate the wishes of our guests and do try and assist where ever we... More 

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